THERESA SECORD (PENOB­SCOT)

Native American Art - - BASKETRY -

Theresa Secord has been a tra­di­tional bas­ket­maker for 30 years, us­ing tools handed down from her great-grand­mother of In­dian Is­land, Maine, to weave bas­kets on an­tique wooden forms. “I cre­ate bas­kets to ex­press my own val­ues and aes­thetic in our an­ces­tral con­tin­uum of weav­ing,” she says. Secord will bring work with an em­pha­sis on cedar bark over­lay in tra­di­tional ash and sweet­grass bas­kets to Santa Fe In­dian Mar­ket, and she ex­plains, “This is to sup­port con­ser­va­tion of the ash trees, as the newly dis­cov­ered emer­ald ash borer beetle in Maine has be­gun its erad­i­ca­tion of the sa­cred trees, from whence we trace our cre­ation and our an­ces­tral weav­ing ma­te­ri­als.”

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